Sunday, November 27, 2005

Confederation Centre Thrilled Over Additional Funding

The Fathers of Confederation Buildings Trust and the management of the Confederation Centre of the Arts are thrilled with today’s announcement of an additional $5.8-million in federal funding over the next three years.

The additional funding for the Confederation Centre of the Arts is part of a three-year investment of $342-million in arts organizations throughout Canada announced by the Honourable Liza Frulla, Minister of Canadian Heritage and Minister Responsible for the Status of Women, in Montreal.

“This announcement opens up whole new horizons for the Confederation Centre of the Arts,” says David MacKenzie, CEO of the Confederation Centre. “I want to sincerely thank our four Island MPs, the Honourable Shawn Murphy, the Honourable Wayne Easter, the Honourable Lawrence MacAulay and the Honourable Joe MacGuire, for their tireless support and representation of the Centre in Ottawa.”

MacKenzie said the additional funding will allow the Centre to expand its performing and visual arts programming by developing new theatre productions, expanding its capability to tour theatre productions and art exhibitions, and by creating new arts education activities.

The Confederation Centre currently receives $1.2-million from the Department of Canadian Heritage annually. With today’s announcement, the Centre will receive an additional $1-million in the fiscal year 2006-2007, $2-million in 2007-2008, and $2.8-million in 2008-2009. At the end of the three years, the total incremental federal contribution to the Centre will be $5.8-million.

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